Jeremy, Richard and James’ departure proved detrimental to the show, as they had co-hosted the program for over a decade and their chemistry was undeniably infectious.
After the controversial presenter was fired, he revealed in his latest column for The Sun, that he had met with a representative of the BBC and was offered his job back in 2016.
Jeremy wrote: “I had a meeting with a BBC executive last week and they asked if I’d come back to Top Gear. Too much has gone on. After I’d been compared to Jimmy Savile by someone from the BBC and it was splashed all over a Sunday newspaper, how could I go back?” he said.
“I hope Chris enjoys running what, for the next couple of weeks, is the world’s biggest car show,” he scoffed, as The Grand Tour was a work in progress at the time.
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